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Paradise City is a cruel city ruled by a gangster-organisation more powerful than anything the NSA has seen before. Known as the Aeternitas-case all agents but the special agent Walther J. Kovacs refuse to take over the case of the mysterious disappearance of all the cops in the city. To find out who is behind all this he forces three individuals to work for him. Since each of them has a different task in solving the puzzle and operate in different parts of the city, the player only controls one of them at once. The three characters are very different.

Nicolas "Nick" Porter is a former thief and was forced to choose between life in prison or working for the NSA. He's specialised in range combat and uses guns and machine-pistols. Angel Vargas is instead more into close combat and uses her fists, knives and bats. She got the job because she killed a cellmate that tried to kill her. The last of them is Boris Chekov. He's a corrupt cop that is used to command people around and only trusts pistols.

Since the game is a mix of RPG and Strategy, you earn experience points for completing quests and killing thugs. Once you level up you gain attribute and skill points. With the attribute points you improve your mental and physical stats. The skill points are instead used to advance in the three different skill-trees "Marksmanship", "Tricks of the trade" and "Crowd control". Of course this isn't enough to deal with all those bad guys so you can also find and buy different kinds of items and weapons to give your character even more advantage.

The strategy and managerial part of the game manifests itself in the fact that the maps are divided into districts. You conquer these districts by "persuading" the district boss. He will then tell all the shops that you are the new boss and the money flows in. But in a city with such a high crime rate, you can't leave a district alone while conquering another. You've to hire thugs that guard the district and defend it against enemy attacks.

The four different kinds of thugs are range and melee fighters, medics and a scout which runs through the district and alarms the other when he sees an enemy inside the district. To make your guys more powerful you can buy some upgrades for them.

The game also features two multiplayer-modes called "Assassination" and "Domination". While the goal in "Assassination" is to kill the enemy players a specified number of times, you need to conquer all districts on the map in the "Domination"-mode.


Escape from Paradise City Windows Two thugs down. One more to go.
Escape from Paradise City Windows Another game that features ingame-ads.
Escape from Paradise City Windows Angel is more the hands-on type.
Escape from Paradise City Windows Standing in the bar and viewing the stats of the district.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Kool Savas präsentiert Escape from Paradise City" -- German Title

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central Oct, 2007 4.6 out of 5 92
Gamigo Nov 13, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
HonestGamers Nov 18, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Dec 13, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68 Nov 03, 2007 62 out of 100 62
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 22, 2007 61 out of 100 61 Apr 16, 2008 24 out of 40 60 Jan 10, 2008 5.6 out of 10 56
Yiya Jun 21, 2008 8 out of 15 53 Nov 17, 2007 50 out of 100 50


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Sicarius (61637) added Escape from Paradise City (Windows) on Oct 18, 2007